Supersonic Playground Ltd
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Full Stack WordPress Developer

Location: This is a UK-based role, we will not be accepting overseas applications.

We are based in Maidstone, Kent, however, our team are currently working from home until the current restrictions ease – future home working will be available for those who want to.

Supersonic Playground Ltd The Business Terrace, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6JQ

Recruiters: thank you for your interest, but we prefer to handle all recruitment internally so please don’t contact us.

Location

This is a UK-based role, we will not be accepting overseas applications.

We are based in Maidstone, Kent, however, our team are currently working from home until the current restrictions ease – future partial home working will be available for those who want to.

Specifics

9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Holiday

26 days plus bank holidays, increasing by 1 day for every year worked (max of 36 days, not inc bank holidays) + 1 day paid holiday for your birthday.

Benefits

  • company pension
  • beer Fridays
  • regular company lunches/ internal events
  • regular lunch and learns
  • fruit, tea and coffee available

Salary

Negotiable dependent on experience

Reports to

Creative Director – Rich Dean

You

You’ll love building custom WordPress and WooCommerce websites and you’ll have a strong commercial background to prove it. You don’t use off the shelf themes, instead, you enjoy building custom themes from the ground up, using PHP and also tools like Advanced Custom Fields. You’ll also love developing the front end too, and you’ll know how to code in HTML5, CS3 and some jQuery. You’re fun and positive and love being part of a team. You love to learn new things and you’re adaptable. You have an eye for design, have meticulous attention to detail and you ensure your websites are thoroughly tested. You take immense pride in your work and you relish the opportunity of working at the top of your game. You’ll have at least five years’ experience working in a digital agency or a very similar environment. You’ll live in Kent and will be happy both working remotely and commuting to our Covid-secure offices in central Maidstone, once the current restrictions ease.

Us

Supersonic Playground is a fast-growing design-led digital agency specialising in high-quality custom WordPress and WooCommerce websites. We’re based in the heart of Maidstone, Kent, and we love delivering fantastic websites to a wide range of diverse clients. We have ambitious growth plans and we’re looking for great people to join our team.

The Role

Working alongside our team of designers and developers, and taking direction from the Company Director, Client Success Manager and Project Manager, you’ll work across a wide variety of projects delivering high-quality WordPress websites, either using our pre-created package websites or creating fully custom WordPress themes. We have an excellent framework that we work to, so you’ll use a tried and tested system that we use to deliver all of our websites. Using a handful of carefully selected plugins, you’ll create the WordPress admins and associated PHP theme files, and you’ll also work across the associated front-end development to complete the build of the websites, using LESS CSS and some jQuery. You’ll work directly with our designers, taking wireframes, visual designs and technical specifications for you to follow when creating the websites.

Key requirements

  • Formal development education – minimum A level/GNVQ/Diploma in a relevant subject. Degree preferable but not essential.
  • 5+ years of design agency or similar experience
  • Expert knowledge of creating custom WordPress themes using Advanced Custom Fields and WooCommerce
  • Expert knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3
  • Structured, organised and efficient code that can easily be worked on by other team members
  • Javascript and jQuery desirable, but not essential (training can be provided)

Personal attributes

  • Good interpersonal skills – Must be a team player and able to communicate your ideas to other team members and clients
  • Meticulous attention to detail – you take pride in your work and strive to the highest standards
  • Able to adapt working practices and follow company systems and frameworks so that work is consistent across projects
  • Positive thinker – always sees opportunities, new approaches and ways to improve
  • Always willing to go the extra mile to meet project deadlines
  • Good communicator and willing to give the Creative Director progress updates at all stages of the project
  • Able to work under pressure and demonstrate proactive initiative
  • Progressively looks to build interaction with the team, especially the Creative Director
  • Not afraid to ask questions if you don’t know the right solution 

Key responsibilities

  • To deliver high-quality custom WordPress websites through the creation of custom WordPress themes and high-quality front-end development
  • To work closely with the Client Success Manager, Project Manager, our designers and clients to understand project requirements
  • To take project wireframes, designs and specifications supplied by the designers and execute the fully built website through to completion, overseeing the project and working with designers to ensure it meets the original project vision
  • To ensure all client deadlines are met
  • To keep abreast of latest industry developments, trends and techniques, and be able to implement them where appropriate
  • To learn, develop and grow as a designer by constantly learning new tools, techniques and technologies

Apply for this role

If you think this is the role for you and you’d make a great fit for our team, then why not send us your CV with a little information about yourself and who knows, you might be our next recruit.

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